Christian man has been found beheaded in Eastern Indian state of Odisha.
Mar 3 Christian Today
Local church members believe was an anti-Christian attack, dismissing a police claim that he was killed by Maoist rebels.
The body of 40-year-old Anant Ram Gand was found on Feb. 11 on a road in Bhenas village of Nabarangapur district.
A local pastor Chandan Jani told ucanews.com that the victim's throat was slit and his head had been crushed by a heavy object. Gand is survived by his wife, four girls and a boy. He and his family became Christians three years ago but local Hindu villagers opposed their...
325 Hate Crimes Against Christians in India in 2018
March 3 Christian Today
The northern Indian state of Utter Pradesh (UP) witnessed 94 incidents in total against Christians, between the months of September and December 2018 alone. In comparison, the number of incidents against Christians recorded in the state in 2017 were only 50 for the entire year. This increase can be attributed to the targeted campaign against Christians in Eastern UP. The state of Tamil Nadu registered 40 incidents while the state of Telangana stood third with 24. Bihar and Jharkhand recorded .....
India sees rise in public lynchings of Christians
Feb 27 Catholic News
Violent attacks including public lynchings against Christians in India are reportedly becoming increasingly common, with international NGOs and the country’s Catholic bishops raising their voices
in protest against mob violence.
“The common man of the country is feeling insecurity in his own country due to the increasing cases of mob lynching,” Archbishop Leo Cornelio of Bhopal wrote Feb. 27. “The common man of the country is feeling insecurity in his own country due to the increasing cases of mob lynching,” ....